Also for trainers it's all hands on deck with the Corona virus. There are cancellations so that meetings can no longer take place (profitably). How can you deal with this proactively? Choose an online alternative! An ideal way to train the (mandatory) homeworking participant.
The ingredients for a full-fledged workout at a distance:
With webinar software you can get as close as possible to the experience of a classroom meeting. You can also communicate to your participants that the webinar starts at the same time as the (cancelled) meeting.
Simply replace the meeting with a webinar.
Webinar software is designed to interact with a group of participants. Functions such as presence processing are also nice to be able to record that a participant was present. With webinar software you offer just that little bit more than a Skype or Teams meeting.
Tip for webinar software:
Interactive webinar Procademy (up to 50 people)
Our built-in webinar & video conferencing tool gives you the convenience that everything takes place in one environment. This is both pleasant for the participant and the instructor. In addition, everything is hosted within Procademy the EU, and various measures have been taken for optimal privacy protection. Read more about the webinar/video-conference tool within procademy. It is an ideal solution for trainers who train less than 50 participants per session.
For giving larger webinars, Webinargeek is an alternation. An additional advantage is that it is a Dutch party, where you also receive support in a pleasant way. They are also familiar with the rules and requirements of the AVG.
Gotomeeting.com, livestorm.co and Zoom.us are more internationally oriented parties, offering a lot of functionality. Procademy offers a far-reaching integration with Zoom, so it is also possible to use Zoom from Procademy Schedule zoom sessions. The participant can start from Procademy Start the Zoom session without the need to log in again.
Please note that the data is stored with Zoom in the USA, often "data outside the EU" has to be mentioned separately in the processing agreement, please consult your DPO / AVG contact person about this.
Integration webinar software & Procademy
Procademy you can integrate with the (above) mentioned webinar software. The advantage of this is that the participant is also able to Procademy Find all the information you need for the webinar.
Why isn't a webinar a complete replacement for your meeting?
A webinar doesn't really lend itself for longer than 1 to 2 hours. Since many training sessions take at least a part of a day, you'll be short of time. It is therefore advisable to provide the participant with additional online teaching material. See the next point!
In addition to a webinar, offer the participant extra online learning materials so that you can provide a fully-fledged alternative.
What does my teacher need to hold a webinar?
In addition to a good internet connection, the quality of the microphone and webcam used is important. The advice is to work at least with an external USB microphone, and (certainly) not with the built-in microphone in your laptop. For more information on how to achieve optimal broadcast quality, see this link on Webinargeek.
In a classroom meeting the teacher will use certain work assignments / practice forms. This can not be applied so easily within a webinar. In a webinar the interaction is generally limited to question-and-answer with the teacher. For this reason, you should also add online work assignments, so that you can offer the participant an equivalent learning experience. Within Procademya webinar, you can choose from 40+ work forms in which participants can also collaborate online.
Think about it:
In Procademy The participant receives a complete overview of the entire online learning process. From knowledge modules, work assignments to the date & time of the webinar(s). You arrange it with Procademy!
We understand that due to current developments you would like to offer a running alternative within a few days. We are happy to help you on your way, please contact us.